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Ireland For Dummies, 6th Edition

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Ireland For Dummies, 6th Edition

Elizabeth Albertson

ISBN: 978-0-470-88872-8 March 2011 504 Pages

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Explore the Emerald Isle in style

From its fascinating history and friendly people to its stunningly beautiful landscapes, Ireland has it all. Take in breathtaking clifftop views or heather-covered hills. Play championship golf courses or explore ancient castles. Enjoy Celtic music and a pint of Guinness at local pubs. Visit cosmopolitan Dublin, hot-and-happening Belfast, or quaint villages. With this friendly guide, you'll enjoy the best of Ireland.

Open the book and find:

  • Down-to-earth trip-planning advice

  • What you shouldn't miss —and what you can skip

  • The best hotels and restaurants for every budget

  • Lots of detailed maps

Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing Ireland 7

Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Ireland 9

Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Ireland 20

Chapter 3: Deciding When and Where to Go 37

Chapter 4: Following an Itinerary: Four Great Options 45

Part II: Planning Your Trip to Ireland 53

Chapter 5: Managing Your Money 55

Chapter 6: Getting to Ireland 63

Chapter 7: Getting Around Ireland 68

Chapter 8: Booking Your Accommodations 76

Chapter 9: Catering to Special Travel Needs and Interests 83

Chapter 10: Taking Care of the Remaining Details 91

Part III: Dublin and the East Coast 99

Chapter 11: Dublin 101

Chapter 12: Easy Trips North of Dublin: Counties Meath and Louth 168

Chapter 13: Easy Trips South of Dublin: Counties Wicklow and Kildare 179

Chapter 14: The Southeast: Counties Wexford, Waterford, Tipperary, and Kilkenny 198

Part IV: Counties Cork and Kerry 235

Chapter 15: County Cork 237

Chapter 16: County Kerry 271

Part V: The West and the Northwest 307

Chapter 17: Counties Limerick and Clare 309

Chapter 18: County Galway: Galway City, the Aran Islands, and Connemara 338

Chapter 19: Counties Mayo and Sligo 370

Chapter 20: County Donegal 390

Part VI: The West and the Northwest 401

Chapter 21: Counties Derry, Fermanagh, and Tyrone 403

Chapter 22: Belfast and County Antrim418

Chapter 23: County Down 439

Part VII: The Part of Tens 447

Chapter 24: Top Ten Traditional Irish Dishes and Drinks 449

Chapter 25: The Top Ten Items to Buy in Ireland 451

Appendix: Quick Concierge 453

Index 458